After having a breakout year in the 2006-2007 PBA Tour
season, Hammer staffer Tony Reyes was poised for stardom. Unfortunately, his 2007-2008
season has been derailed by a knee injury.
Reyes felt a pop in his right knee during a match against Pete Weber at the USBC
Masters in October. Despite the torn tendon, he tried to defend his 2007 title
the following week at the Motor City Classic in Detroit. He made it to match play
but lost his first match. He has not bowled since.
"While I did not require surgery, I had to rest my knee. It has been tough to
not be out there bowling because I really felt like I was ready to go to the next
level," said Reyes.
During his downtime at home in California, Reyes has been making promotional
appearances for Hammer and assisting the San Jose State bowling team. "I really
appreciate being a part of a company like Hammer. They have continued to support
me through this injury," he added.
Reyes is planning to return to the PBA Tour and bowl a limited schedule in the
second half of the season, including the Tournament of Champions, World Championships
and U.S. Open.
A third-year Hammer staffer, Reyes captured his first career title in the 06-07
season at the Motor City Classic. Most notably, Tony will forever be remembered
for his stellar performance, firing off the 17th televised 300-game in the 47-year
history of the Tour. Closing out the year with a 220.68 average, Tony finished the 2006-2007 PBA
Tour season with three consecutive TV finals appearances. A San Bruno, California
man, he was on the San Jose State bowling team from 1992-95 and was named First
Team All-America in 1993 and '95. Tony joined the PBA Tour in 1997 and earned
his exemption by winning The Final Frame event presented by the Tour in 2005.
Nothing Hits Like a Hammer™. For more information on Tony Reyes or other Hammer staffers, visit www.hammerbowling.com. Hammer is headquartered in Hopkinsville, Kent.